Nathan Mueller - Extension Educator

Nathan Mueller

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PO Box 978 306 W 3rd St Wilber NE 68465-0978
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Nathan serves as the Cropping Systems Extension Educator in Wilber, NE. After growing up on the family dairy farm northeast of Fremont, he earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in agronomy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a PhD in agronomy from Kansas State University. His master’s degree focused on sediment and phosphorus movement in agricultural watersheds. His PhD research focused on soil fertility in corn and soybeans. Previous experience includes working for the Indiana State Department of Ag – Soil Conservation Division as a Resource Specialist Team Leader and assistant professor at SDSU serving as the state extension agronomist.

icon-academic-capEducation

  • Ph D, Kansas State University, 2012
  • MS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007
  • BS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2005

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Effects of cultivars and nitrogen management on wheat grain yield and protein, Agronomy Journal, September 2021

icon-business-chartResearch & Grants

  • NE On-Farm Resrch-Soybean Brd EST 21-22, Ne Soybean Board, October 2021

icon-keynotePresentations

  • Winter Wheat Production in a Corn-Soybean Rotation, South Dakota Agri-Business Association, Sioux Falls, SD

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • 2018 New Horizon Award, Nebraska Agribusiness Club, 2018
  • ASA Extension Education Community Award - Digital Decision Aids - 1st place, American Society of Agronomy, 2021
Area: Saline, Jefferson and Gage Counties

Degrees and Certifications
B.S. Agronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2005
M.S. Agronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007
Ph.D. Agronomy, Kansas State University, 2012
Certified Crop Adviser - NE #106079
Areas of Focus: Precision ag data management, on-farm research, soil fertility and plant nutrition, eastern Nebraska cropping systems
Twitter: @croptechcafe
Blog: Crop Tech Cafe

NeATA 2017
Figure 1. Rachel Stevens, UNL MS student, discusses research with the multi-hybrid planters at the 2017 NeATA Conference. The 2018 conference looks at utilizing management zones in production agriculture and 16 more topics.

Conference to Highlight Latest Agricultural Technologies

January 26, 2018
The Nebraska Agricultural Technologies Association (NeATA) conference will feature a symposium on using management zones in production agriculture and new technologies Feb. 7-8 in Kearney.

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Figure 1. Various soybean varieties exhibit differences in Sudden Death Syndrome foliar symptoms. (Photo by Nathan Mueller)
Figure 1. Various soybean varieties exhibit differences in Sudden Death Syndrome foliar symptoms. (Photo by Nathan Mueller)

Large Check, Small Seed, Significant Impact

October 11, 2017
Seed selection is one of the first and most important management decisions you make. Consider the factors described here when deciding which corn hybrids and soybean varieties are apt to be top performers under your management and field conditions.

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Eastern Nebraska wheat field that yielded more than 110 bu/ac.
Figure 1. High yields (more than 100 bushels per acre) were harvested in some eastern Nebraska winter wheat fields this year.

Recap of 2017 Eastern Nebraska Winter Wheat Crop

August 31, 2017
While final USDA yield numbers aren't in yet, it looks like 2017 wheat yields could rival the 2016 yields in portions of eastern Nebraska, based on state variety trials and extension educator reports. See the breakdowns by district.

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Figure 1. No-till planted winter wheat emerging after soybeans in eastern Nebraska.
Figure 1. No-till planted winter wheat emerging after soybeans in eastern Nebraska.

Wheat Planting Practices for Eastern Nebraska

August 31, 2017
While many growers are thinking of fall harvest, others are preparing to plant their next wheat crop. Based on information from farmers, agronomists, and researchers, outlined here are seven key steps to help ensure a successful wheat crop.

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Farm Progress Daily Wheat Interview
Farm Progress Daily Wheat Interview

Why Grow Winter Wheat in Eastern Nebraska?

August 31, 2017
The winter wheat varieties planted in eastern Nebraska today can yield upward of 140 bu/ac under good management and weather. If you haven't planted wheat in several years, consider today's advanced genetics and these other benefits from integrating wheat into your rotation.

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NWS-Omaha map showing areas of below normal temperatures

Scout Corn Fields for Kernel Set

August 4, 2017
Considering the day to day and week to week variability in weather we’ve experienced and the wide range of regional conditions across Nebraska this year, scouting fields for kernel set and overall condition may be more important than ever. Check out these corn reports from across the state.

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Figure 1.  A stripe rust susceptible (left) and resistant variety in a state variety trial in southeast Nebraska on June 3.
Figure 1. A stripe rust susceptible (left) and resistant variety in a state variety trial in southeast Nebraska on June 3.

2017 Stripe Rust Ratings from Eastern Nebraska Wheat Variety Trials

July 14, 2017
This year the onset of stripe rust was earlier in eastern Nebraska than in western Nebraska, allowing it to develop to levels that could be scored in state variety trials in Washington, Saunders, and Clay counties. A table provides ratings for a number of varieties and lines at three sites.

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Nebraska precipitation map

When Weather Delays Planting – Now What?

May 26, 2017
Agronomists consider several options for those pushed into late planting due to heavy rains. Changing corn hybrids or soybean varieties is not recommended, nor is shifting to alternate crops.

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